I have a big box of greeting card blanks that I’ve been using for my cards. Mentally my goal is to finish the full box and then be done with them for a while. I think I have about 20 left to do and with a little concentrated time, I could get them out in… Continue reading Closing in…
I have wanted to work with paper and fiber together for quite a while and keep trying different techniques. This last week I have been pushing to finish a quilt but I found a few moments to try a little thread sketching. I’ve already shown you my first attempts at making greeting cards, but here… Continue reading Thread sketching
My weekend workshops were so much fun and I was determined to finish up the projects rather than let them languish on the shelf with other UFO’s. So that was my Monday! Selected a background fabric for workshop 1, Sycamore. And made a decision that I really, really love those raggedy edges! That fabric almost… Continue reading Put a finish on the weekend
Had a wonderful workshop today with Margarita Korioth. This is the second one I’ve taken with her and I have another one on Sunday. Can you tell that I love learning what she is teaching? She is my favorite expert on paper/fabric fusion! Today’s class was called Instant Paper Cloth and we combined papers, interfacing,… Continue reading Love learning!!!
You can tell by the title that there’s nothing exciting going on here! I made sleeves for two projects, but have yet to sew them on. Pics after that. My Siddi quilt project got stalled for a little while since I couldn’t decide how to finish it up. Originally it was going to be practically… Continue reading Bobbin work and sleeves
I very badly wanted to work on some beading for my Siddi-plus quilt. However, I have a tiny, irritating cut on my thumb, right where I hold my needle and the beading is not worth the little hurt! So I moved to some of the machine work. The first thing I did was stitch on… Continue reading Siddi quilt progress
When you take a finished quilt top off the design wall, there is a big sigh of relief at having a project done. And in the very next minute, you are looking around for what you are going to tackle next. I have tried very hard to use up the fabrics I have here, but… Continue reading New day, new ideas
Using the leaves I dyed earlier this year, I’ve started a new project. Progress is slow because I’m going to be back at my part-time job of helping to monitor AJ’s virtual school days. Absolutely love working with him and my studio time is definitely secondary to time with him! I also got a new… Continue reading New thoughts
When you have a piece that has a lot embellishment on it, you have to plan your quilting. IF you don’t want your beading or embroidery mess to show on the back and you are adding a back piece. For quilting, you either do it all before you embellish or you plan where the quilting… Continue reading Best tip of the day!
I’m not sure if the dye days are disappointing me or not. My results were not what I had planned, but I love my results! First, though, here is the stack of thinner fabric with color on it, ready to be turned into something. Fun and bright. On my leaf dyeing day I did some… Continue reading Am I disappointed?